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Smile Town Childrens Dentist Burnaby, Langley, North Delta
SmileTown Dentistry & Orthodontics in Burnaby

Burnaby Location

Get your child ready for a safari when they visit our jungle-themed practice at 4460 Beresford St. in Burnaby.

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SmileTown Dentistry & Orthodontics in Delta

North Delta Location

It's all beach balls & water fun at our beach-themed North Delta practice located at 7511 120th Street.

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SmileTown Dentistry & Orthodontics in Langley

Langley Location

Our underwater-themed Langley practice is conveniently located in Willoughby Town Centre.

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How to Boost the Confidence of a Child with a Missing Tooth

Posted Sep 30th, 2016

Losing teeth as children grow is a normal and happy time in a child’s life, but what happens when a permanent tooth is knocked out from sports or an accident? The way a parent handles this minor trauma in their child’s life can have a significant impact on their self confidence. These steps will help keep the negative to a minimum.

1.Act fast

Keep the tooth, rinse it in cool water and put it back in place with gauze or washcloth, then head to your dentist right away. If your dentist isn’t available to see your child right away, at least you’ll be in their office getting the best advice on how to handle things. Dental implants aren’t usually an option until a child is well into their teens, so saving the tooth will give the dentist a shot at grafting the tooth back in place.

2. Consider a Partial

A partial is a short name for a partial denture, a replacement for 1 or more teeth. It’s held in place by a frame that clicks into the neighbouring teeth. A partial may feel a little awkward at first so give your child time to get used to it. Also make sure you see your dentist regularly because of your child’s growing mouth it will need adjusts to keep it feeling comfortable. Check in with your son or daughter about how it feels, when there are changes communicate with your dentist.

3. Try a retainer with an Artificial tooth

This is called a prosthetic dental flipper and it a temporary fix, until your child is old enough to get a permanent solution. Usually the retainer is clear or well hidden so people don’t even know your child is wearing it.

4. Stay positive

There are a variety of options out there missing teeth, make sure your child knows that the problem isn’t permanent. If you keep smiling, so will they.

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